Castleford Bus Station, which opened in February, has been shortlisted at this year’s UK Bus Awards.
Developed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Wakefield Council to support the regeneration and growth of Castleford and the Five Towns area, the £6m facility is a finalist in the Local Authority Bus Project of the Year category.
The new Bus Station provides the 12,000 people who use it every day with a more comfortable waiting environment, better information and improved facilities. In addition to a covered waiting concourse, the new bus station features 24-hour monitored CCTV coverage, electronic departure information, toilets and baby changing facilities, passenger help points and a retail outlet.
Cllr Peter Box, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leader of Wakefield Council said, “I’m delighted that Castleford Bus Station has been shortlisted for this prestigious national award.
“I live in Castleford and have received some very positive feedback about the project, which is an example of what can be achieved by district councils, in this case my own Wakefield Council, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority working together.
“Everyone is immensely proud of the new bus station and it’s given Castleford a great lift”.
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West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee Deputy Chair, Cllr Eric Firth said, "Research has shown that the new bus station, which has brought Castleford into line with the Combined Authority’s other modern bus stations across West Yorkshire, has resulted in a significant increase in customer satisfaction particularly in relation to cleanliness, safety, appearance and facilities.”
Castleford Bus Station opened on Sunday 22 February after a year-long project, which involved demolishing the town’s old bus station and constructing the new one on the site.
Castleford and Pontefract Bus Stations Manager Liam Needham said, “Castleford has a great bus station as a result of great teamwork and being shortlisted for this award is recognition of what has been achieved.”
West Yorkshire Combined Authority manages 20 staffed and un-staffed Metro bus stations and maintains 14,000 bus stops across West Yorkshire.
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Now in its 20th year the UK Bus Awards recognises the full range of skills required to plan, promote and deliver high quality bus services to customers.
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